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The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I (Division I-A for football). If you are looking for a high school conference from the Cleveland, Ohio area instead, please see Patriot Athletic Conference. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... The Patriot Athletic Conference is a new high school athletic conference created for the 2005-2006 academic school year in the Cleveland, Ohio area. ...

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Membership

Institution Location Affiliation Enrollment
University of Arizona Tuscon, Arizona Public 37,036
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Public 61,033
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California Public 33,000
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon Public 20,339
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Public 18,979
Stanford University Stanford, California Private/Non-sectarian 14,654
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Public 38,000
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Private/Non-sectarian 32,160
University of Washington Seattle, Washington Public 42,708
Washington State University Pullman, Washington Public 23,121

Associate members

History

The roots of the Pacific-10 Conference go back to December 15, 1915, when the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was founded at a meeting at the Oregon Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Original membership consisted of four schools: the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, and county seat of Multnomah County. ...


The Pacific Coast Conference play began in 1916. One year later, Washington State College (now Washington State University), was accepted into the Conference, and Stanford University joined in 1918. 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


In 1922, the PCC expanded to eight teams with the admission of the University of Southern California and the University of Idaho. The University of Montana joined the Conference in 1924, and in 1928, the PCC grew to 10 members with the addition of UCLA. 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in Moscow. ... University of Montana The University of Montana campus, 1999. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Pacific Coast Conference competed as a 10-team league until 1950, with the exception of 1943-45, when World War II curtailed intercollegiate athletic competition to a minimum. In 1950, Montana resigned from the Conference and joined the Mountain States Conference. The PCC continued as a nine-team Conference through 1958. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following a "pay-for-play" scandal at several PCC institutions, the PCC was dissolved and the Pac-10 was founded on July 1, 1959 as the Athletic Association of Western Universities, with Cal, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington as charter members. Washington State joined in 1962; Oregon and Oregon State joined in 1964. In 1968, the name Pacific-8 Conference was adopted. In 1978, Arizona and Arizona State joined, creating the Pac-10 in its current form. Of Division I conferences, only the Ivy League has maintained its current membership for a longer time. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference, founded in 1954, of eight institutions of higher education located in the eastern United States. ...


The Pac-10 is one of the founding members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, a conference organized to provide competition in non-revenue Olympic sports. All Pac-10 members participate in at least one MPSF sport, and for certain sports, the Pac-10 admits certain schools as Associate Members (which currently are San Diego State University for men's soccer, and University of California, Davis, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and Boise State University for wrestling). The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a College Athletic Conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. ... The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every four years and comprising summer and winter games. ... A landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... California Polytechnic State University California Polytechnic State University, popularly known as Cal Poly, is a public coeducational university located in San Luis Obispo, California. ... Boise State University   Boise State University is a state university located near downtown Boise, the capital city of Idaho. ... The Wrestlers from Uffizi Gallery, Florence. ...


Pac-10 football rivalries

The Pac-10 is an anomaly in college sports, in that each school within the conference has its own in-state, conference rivalry. One is an intracity rivalry, and another is within the same metropolitan area. These rivalries (and the name given to the football forms) are:

USC also has a long-standing rivalry with Notre Dame, meeting 75 times in the battle for the Jewelled Shillelagh. The Irish war club is decorated with rubies for Trojan victories and emeralds for Irish wins. The record stands at 42-30-5 in favor of Notre Dame. The Territorial Cup is a trophy that is awarded annually to the winner of the college football game between the Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils and the University of Arizona (UA) Wildcats and has also served as the symbol of the long standing rivalry between the two schools. ... The Apple Cup is an annual college American football game between cross_state rivals the University of Washington (UW) and Washington State University (WSU), the two largest universities in Washington State. ... The Civil War is the colloquial name for the annual college football game in the U.S. state of Oregon between cross-state rivals Oregon State University (the OSU Beavers) and the University of Oregon (the U of O Ducks). ... Rally Committee running Cal flags across the field at the 2002 Big Game. ... The Stanford Axe is granted custody to the winner of the annual Big Game of American football between the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) and Stanford University. ... The Victory Bell is awarded to the winner of the annual football game between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC). ... Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located outside South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The shillelagh is a traveling trophy passed between the University of Southern California and the University of Notre Dame, being held by the winner of the annual football match. ...


Oregon has a long standing heated rivalry with Washington in which fans from both sides have stated that they dislike each other, sometimes more than that of their geographical rivals.


Washington State also has a rivalry with the University of Idaho, due to the fact that they are located a mere eight miles away from each other. This rivarly is much less fiercely contested than the intra-state rivalry with Washington, and is generally considered to be more important to Idaho's fans than to WSU's. The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in Moscow. ...


Rivalries in other sports

All of the intra-conference rivalries in football are carried over into other sports. In addition, certain nonconference rivalries have developed in other sports.


During the 1970s, UCLA and Notre Dame had an intense men's basketball rivalry. For several years, it was the only nonconference game in Division I basketball that was played twice a season (home-and-home). Unquestionably the most famous game in the rivalry was on January 19, 1974, when Notre Dame scored the last 12 points of the game to nip UCLA and end the Bruins' record 88-game winning streak. This rivalry is now dormant, partly because Notre Dame is no longer an independent in sports other than football. January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


In recent years, Washington and Washington State have developed a major in-state rivalry in men's basketball with Gonzaga. Gonzaga has largely dominated against Washington State, while the Washington-Gonzaga matchup has been highly competitive. Gonzaga University is a private, co-educational university located in Spokane, Washington. ...


Pac-10 rumors

Some rumors have circulated among sports columnists and fans that the Pac-10 may one day look to add two more teams to its conference. The addition of two teams would create two divisions within the conference, similar to that of the ACC in football only and the Big 12, MAC, C-USA, and SEC in all sports. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference which is now in the Southern United States. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the southeastern United States. ...


It has been speculated that the addition of two teams would lead to a season-end football game to determine the conference champion. Taking in the account the need for the "traveling partner" arrangement among the Pac-10 schools, among some of the schools rumored to be sought after by the Pac-10 Conference would be Utah and BYU, or Nevada and UNLV, or even San Jose State (SJSU) and Fresno State. The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Name Brigham Young University Location (main campus) Provo, UT 84602 Established October 16, 1875 Community Urban Type Private coeducational Classification Parochial Religion Owned by the LDS Church Enrollment 32,400 Faculty 2,100 President Cecil O. Samuelson Nickname Cougars Mascot Cosmo the Cougar School Colors Dark blue and white (was... The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR or Nevada) is a university that is located in Reno, Nevada and is known for its programs in agricultural research, animal biotechnology, and mining-related natural sciences. ... The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in Las Vegas, Nevada, known for its programs in computer science, English, engineering, and hotel administration. ... San José State University San José State University, commonly shortened to San Jose State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... The campus on a sunny day The campus on a foggy morning California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. ...


A more persistent rumor involves San Diego State (SDSU), one of the largest of the three California State University system schools which still engage in Division I football (the other two programs are at SJSU and Fresno State) and the only one of the California State campuses which is categorized as a "Research University" by Carnegie Foundation, but a partner for SDSU never seems to materialize. See recent newspaper article and recent newspaper opinion column for more discussion of the SDSU rumors. A landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California. ... The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ...


Furthermore, UC Davis has recently raised its athletics programs to Division I status, including Division I-AA for football. In its first ever football game against a Division I-A opponent, UC Davis defeated Stanford at famed Stanford Stadium. Since both UC Davis and SDSU are already associate members for certain Pac-10 sports, both are research universities, and both have a full complement of athletic programs, rumors are circulating that it may be possible, in the future, for them to be the two "expansion" partners for the Pac-10 Conference should UC Davis further upgrade its football program. However, in light of a known animosity of the current leadership of the non-California members of the Pac-10 Conference to add any additional California members, this proposal may never occur. The fact that UC Davis has very little athletic tradition also makes the possibility of it entering the tradition-steeped Pac-10 slim to none. The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... Postcard of Stanford Stadium, circa 1950, showing the site during a Big Game versus UC Berkeley. ...


With the Pac-10 currently (2005) planning a nine-game conference schedule for football (as opposed to the current eight-game schedule), this makes the above described rumors less likely to materialize. Nevertheless, these types of rumors still manage to make the rounds of college football circles every year.


Whatever happens with Pac-10 Conference expansion, this of course would require a major realignment and would hurt the other football conferences by removing one or more of their top schools. The last cycle of conference realignments, from 2003 to 2005, was triggered by the move of only three schools from the Big East to the ACC—but resulted in a chain reaction that saw no fewer than 14 other Division I-A schools change their conference affiliation. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of sixteen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ...


Year-by-year conference football champs, with conference record


Season Champion Conference Record
1959 USC 3-1-0
UCLA 3-1-0
Washington 3-1-0
1960 Washington 4-0-0
1961 UCLA 3-1-0
1962 USC 4-0-0
1963 Washington 4-1-0
1964 Oregon State 3-1-0
USC 3-1-0
1965 UCLA 4-0-0
1966 USC 4-1-0
1967 USC 6-1-0
1968 USC 6-0-0
1969 USC 6-0-0
1970 Stanford 6-1-0
1971 Stanford 6-1-0
1972 USC 7-0-0
1973 USC 7-0-0
1974 USC 6-0-1
1975 California 6-1-0
UCLA 6-1-0
1976 USC 7-0-0
1977 Washington 6-1-0
1978 USC 6-1-0
1979 USC 6-0-1
1980 Washington 6-1-0
1981 Washington 6-2-0
1982 UCLA 5-1-1
1983 UCLA 6-1-1
1984 USC 7-1-0
1985 UCLA 6-2-0
1986 Arizona State 5-1-1
1987 USC 7-1-0
UCLA 7-1-0
1988 USC 8-0-0
1989 USC 6-0-1
1990 Washington 7-0-1
1991 Washington 8-0-0
1992 Stanford 6-2-0
Washington 6-2-0
1993 Arizona 6-2-0
USC 6-2-0
UCLA 6-2-0
1994 Oregon 7-1-0
1995 USC 6-1-1
Washington 6-1-1
1996 Arizona State 8-0-0
1997 UCLA 7-1-0
Washington State 7-1-0
1998 UCLA 8-0
1999 Stanford 7-1
2000 Oregon 7-1
Oregon State 7-1
Washington 7-1
2001 Oregon 7-1
2002 USC 7-1
Washington State 7-1
2003 USC 7-1
2004 USC 8-0
2005 USC 8-0

Commissioners

PCC

  • Edwin N. Atherton 1940-44
  • Victor O. Schmidt 1944-59

AAWU

  • Thomas J. Hamilton 1959-68

Pacific-8

  • Thomas J. Hamilton 1968-71
  • Wiles Hallock 1971-78

Pacific-10

  • Wiles Hallock 1978-83
  • Thomas C. Hansen 1983-

Conference Stadia

School Football stadium Stadium capacity Basketball arena Arena capacity
Arizona Arizona Stadium 56,000 McKale Center 14,545
Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium 73,379 Wells Fargo Arena 14,198
California California Memorial Stadium 72,662 Haas Pavilion 12,172
Oregon Autzen Stadium 54,000 McArthur Court 9,087
Oregon State Reser Stadium 43,300 Gill Coliseum 10,400
Stanford Stanford Stadium 50,000 Maples Pavilion 7,392
UCLA Rose Bowl 92,542 Pauley Pavilion 12,829
USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 92,000 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 18,750
Washington Husky Stadium 72,500 Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion 10,000
Washington State Martin Stadium 40,000 Beasley Coliseum 11,500

Arizona Stadium is an open-air stadium located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... McKale Center is an athletic arena located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... Sun Devil Stadium is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Officially named California Memorial Stadium, Memorial Stadium is the current home for Cal football. ... The Haas Pavilion (formally Walter A. Haas, Jr. ... Autzen Stadium is a sports facility owned and operated by the University of Oregon Athletic Department. ... Nestled on the southern edge of the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, McArthur Court is one of the most daunting arenas in all of college basketball. ... Image:Reserstad. ... Gill Coliseum is a 10,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Postcard of Stanford Stadium, circa 1950, showing the site during a Big Game versus UC Berkeley. ... Maples Pavilion is a 7,392-seat multi-purpose arena in Stanford, California. ... This article is about the Los Angeles stadium. ... Pauley Pavilion is a legendary indoor arena at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation) and Coliseum. ... The Los Angeles Sports Arena is an indoor arena in Los Angeles, California. ... For the home field of Northern Illinois University, see Huskie Stadium. ... Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, commonly known as Hec Ed, is a 10,000-seat basketball arena on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle. ... Martin Stadium is the primary field of Washington State Universitys Cougar football team. ... Beasley Coliseum is a 11,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Pullman, Washington. ...

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Pacific Ten Conference
Arizona | Arizona State | Cal
   Oregon | Oregon State | Stanford | UCLA   
USC | Washington | Washington State

 
 

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